- Linda Mtoba is shocked at how surprised some people are that she speaks to her baby - who she calls Bean - in isiZulu or isiXhosa
- Linda has been receiving a lot of odd comments for speaking to Bean in both isiZulu and isiXhosa
- Linda just does not understand why people think she is trying to teach her daughter to be something, she is an isiZulu and isiXhosa girl
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Actress Linda Mtoba is shocked at how surprised some people are that she speaks to her baby Bean in isiZulu or isiXhosa. Clearly, she missed the memo, is speaking to your child in your home language not the done thing?
Linda has been receiving a lot of odd comments for speaking to Bean in both isiZulu and isiXhosa and she felt that she needed some clarity as to why this was such an issue. isiZulu and isiXhosa are her home languages, so that is what she is being taught primarily.
“People often refer to me speaking to my child in isiZulu or isiXhosa (my language/home language) as 'teaching her', as if it’s not who she is too.”
While Linda understands that she is, in theory, teaching her daughter, she still finds the way in which people address the matter rather offensive.
Being a little isiZulu and isiXhosa princess is who Bean is, not something she is being taught. Linda feels people need to be a bit more sensitive to the way in which they word things and how they address certain situations.
“In as much as efunda yes, but when you speak to your child in isiZulu or any vernac it is not 'teaching', it’s a means of communication (niyakhuluma), not out of the ordinary, it’s the same with me and us.”
Briefly.co.za previously reported that actress Linda Mtoba has joined the ranks of charitable celebrities with the launch of the Linda Mtoba Foundation.
The actress took to social media to announce the inception of her charity that will be coordinated around the needs of children "from belly to graduate". Linda Mtoba released a statement that mentioned how the year 2020 had been so difficult for so many and how she wanted to do her part.
Linda is the latest celebrity to have identified something Mzansi needs and rising to the occasion. She tagged her new foundation in her post and said its mission statement is:
"... to empower children and enable them to live with dignity, where they are always safe, nurtured and their voices heard."
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